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Great Lakes A School Q&A


Great Lakes A School Q&A

The purpose of this group is to allow family of new sailors assigned to school at Training Support Center Great Lakes a chance to voice questions to a Student Division Commander

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 2148
Latest Activity: 4 hours ago

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A school questions?

Started by sms6z4. Last reply by Anti M 10 hours ago. 9 Replies

My son left us yesterday

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by Jennifer Mar 23. 16 Replies

Any Easter events at Great Lakes?

Started by RedWingsFan. Last reply by Anti M Mar 4. 1 Reply

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Comment by kaymarie on March 21, 2015 at 9:07am

Paige, A school is specific training for the Sailor's specific rate.  Intense classroom and hands on training.  The length of time a Sailor is in A school depends on their rate (job).  My Sailor was in A school at GL and we only live an hour from there.  We were able to pick him up and take him home about 2 weekends per month. He was on watch for the other 2 weekends.  He was on hold for 3 months before starting A school so he was there for approximately 6 months. 

Comment by Paige on March 20, 2015 at 10:59pm
What is a school like.
Comment by Paige on March 20, 2015 at 10:54pm
My SR.will be attending a school at Great Lakes after PIR 3-10-2015 can I join this group.
Comment by Jacob94mom on March 16, 2015 at 9:33am
Picking up my sailor for the last time in Great Lakes! I will miss having him 3 hours away from home. But excited for him to start the next phase of his Navy Carrer. Fair winds and following seas to all of you and your sailors!
Comment by Anti M on March 16, 2015 at 7:40am

PACT training is about four weeks.  Technically it is not A school.

Comment by DebP on March 15, 2015 at 10:18pm

My son will be staying at A school in Great Lakes after PIR. Any idea how long he will there. He is Seaman PACT.

Comment by Anti M on March 13, 2015 at 2:12pm

Wow.  Thanks for the update.  Still seems inconvenient.

Comment by SueDPAO on March 13, 2015 at 1:13pm

Anyone can stay at the Gateway without a military ID if they pass a required background check. Not sure when this changed....crazy, I know.

Comment by Anti M on March 13, 2015 at 10:14am

Still Gateway requires a military ID to stay, while the Lodge accepts reservations under the new sailor's name, yes?

Comment by SueDPAO on March 12, 2015 at 10:49pm

The graduating recruits no longer need a chit to stay at Navy Lodge or Gateway Inns & Suites.


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